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Art Alert: Dina El-Wedidi at the Cairo Opera House in Ramadan

The independent songwriter released her second album, Slumber, last year, which introduced a new sound from her previous work

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 May 2019
Dina El-Wedidi
Dina El-Wedidi during her first performing of 'Slumber' album at Elbet Alwan art venue in Cairo, 11 April 2019, (Photo courtesy of the artist)
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Well known Egyptian singer Dina El-Wedidi will perform at the Cairo Opera House on Tuesday, 21 May, amid a special programme celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, organised by the Ministry of Culture.

"Happy Ramadan to everyone. Let's meet on 21 May," El-Wedidi stated through her Facebook page Sunday.

The independent songwriter has in recent years gained success not only in Egypt, but also abroad, playing shows across the United States, Europe and Africa.

Her music style has significant Egyptian and wider African influences, and she has collaborated with The Nile Project, an initiative that includes musicians from Nile Basin countries.

She went on tour to the US last year, playing in many important venues, as part of the Center Stage Initiative as she released her second album, Slumber, which has a different sound to her previous work, Turning Back (2014).

The Opera House's programme for Ramadan will see many performances of well known Egyptian and Arab artists, like Medhat Saleh (14 May), Tania Saleh (17 May), Ali El-Helbawy (20 May), Khaled Selim (23 May), Nesma Mahgoub (24 May), Islamic chanter Yassin El-Tohamy (26 May), and Tunisian Ghalia Ben Ali (27 May), among others.

Programme:
Tuesday, 21 May, 9:30pm
Cairo Opera House, Open Theatre, Zamalek

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